Culture days coming up in the Central and South Okanagan

Venture outside of your own community, meet new people and try new things, Sept. 30 through Oct. 2 in Canada.

Central and South Okanagan residents will join the thousands of Canadian communities participating in this year’s Culture Days festivities, Sept. 30, Oct. 1 and Oct. 2.

Culture Days embraces local arts, culture and heritage initiatives by offering free, hands-on, interactive and community organized activities to the public (see Community Highlights below).Culture Days

Culture Days aims to promote direct interaction between creators and the public, as a key to increasing understanding and appreciation of arts, culture and heritage.

There are more than 400 activities already registered for Culture Days across B.C., representing a wide range of disciplines and cultural interests, including visual arts, music, dance, theatre, architecture, heritage, film and video, literature, culinary arts and multi-media.

“Culture Days is a wonderful three-day celebration of arts and cultural activities on a national, provincial and local level,” said B.C. Culture Days Task Force Chair Judy Robertson. “It is a way to meet artists and performers up close and get a behind-the-scenes view of the creative process. I really encourage you to venture outside of your own community, meet new people and try new things!”

Community Highlights:

Culture Days in the Central and South Okanagan includes events in Vernon, Kamloops, Kelowna, Peachland, Summerland, and Westside (West Kelowna and Westbank First Nation), with activities ranging from:

Drama Classes for Kidz, organized by the Kelowna Actors Studio Academy Foundation for children ages 7 through 12.

An Indigenous Fashion Show in Westbank, Kelowna.

An opportunity to help with the curation of an art exhibit and receive a behind-the-scenes tour, through Curate a Cultural Experience with the Kelowna Museums.

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